Everyone wants to improve the house that they live in to make it feel more like a home. Having an attractive and functional home to live in can make being in it much more enjoyable. It is the heart of all your special family moments and will be in the background of those Christmas, birthday and celebration photographs that you will cherish for years to come.
Making improvements on the family home doesn’t have to cost you a complete fortune. If you give yourself a whole weekend to complete one project and just tackle a small area at one time, gradually all of your projects will come together. Here are some DIY projects you can do to help your house become more of a home.
Fresh Lick Of Paint
Sprucing up your rooms with a fresh lick of paint is a great way to add the wow-factor back into your home. Think about how you can alter the colour scheme of your home to make a dramatic change and really make it feel like new. Remember, when you are choosing colours, swatches will look lighter than the samples themselves.
You also need to ensure you prepare your walls correctly. Fill in holes and sand and smooth them for the best results. Another thing to think about is primer if your paint doesn’t already include it. Primer helps to cover old paint and make the new paint last longer.
Renovate Inside Closets
Creating clever storage space within your closet helps to give your home a minimalist look. It also keeps your stuff organised and gets rid of clutter. Add some paint to the inside of your closet to give it an attractive look and then insert shelves to a style that meets your needs.
You can put up pegs and poles for hangers, shelves for baskets for little bits and pieces and floor boxes for extra storage. The best thing about is you can close the door of your closet to hide away all of your stuff. Individual shelves are relatively cheap from local hardware stores and you can arrange and place them in any arrangement you wish.
Revamp The Garden
Outside space is great to enjoy warm nights with your family. The key to a fresh looking garden is a green and crisp lawn. However, it is not uncommon for your lawn to become brown and patchy from children playing, pets or just bad shading. Replacing lawns with artificial grass is a great way to keep your garden looking green all year round and it requires no maintenance. www.artificiallawn.co.uk provides more information on how to install artificial grass.
A strong and sturdy table and chairs and a good BBQ are also a great addition to your garden to help it become the perfect place to relax and eat with your family. Decorate with solar powered fairy lights and easy-to-maintain plants.
Buff Up The Bathroom
Simple changes to a bathroom can make a huge difference. A new toilet seat and fresh taps on the sink can totally change the feel of a bathroom and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Replace flooring with easy-to-apply vinyl tiles or a small piece of sheet vinyl. You may not even need to take up the old floor, some you can just lay straight over the old one.
If your bath and shower are looking a little dull, you can re-grout the tiles and replace any chipped tiles. Invest in some brilliant bathroom cleaner and scrub that tub until it shines. Another great little touch for your bathroom is to replace the shower curtain to a brightly coloured one to spruce it up a little, and then go for the same colour accessories to create an aesthetic looking theme.
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